Kelly Rowland guest-starring in new Soul Train inspired TV show

Kelly Rowland

Kelly Rowland will be guest-starring in American Soul, the new BET show based off of the hit dance-music show, Soul Train, next spring.

The 37-year-old ex-Destiny Child’s star will be playing soul icon Gladys Knight for one episode on the 70s themed show and is covering her hit song, “Midnight Train to Georgia.”

The ten-episode series is based on the life of Soul Train mastermind Don Cornelius, played by Sinqua Walls from Power. The cast also features Christopher Jefferson, who plays talented music producer Julius “JT” Tucker, Katlyn Nichol as the dream-chasing Simon Clarke, along with Kelly Price, Jason Dirden and Jelani Winston.

“[It will present an] unflinching look at Don Cornelius, his Soul Train dancers, crew and musicians in an unforgiving Hollywood in the 1970’s – how they work, play, rise and fall against the backdrop of Soul Train,” BET said when they announced the show earlier this year.

The famous music-dance show that American Soul is based on aired from 1970 to 2006 but, the show will take a little leap from reality by focusing on Encore, a fictional trio of talented dancers and singers.

American Soul will premiere on Feb. 9 ET on BET.

Based on the trailer, the show will feature plenty of soul singing and groovy moves.